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Ni­colás Fisch­tel

Nicolás Fischtel

Lighting Design


Born in Chile, lives in Madrid (Spain). Trained in lighting design at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London (RADA) and as a Fulbright Scholar at the Yale University School of Dramatic Art (USA). He was technical director and resident lighting designer at the National Dance Company of Spain, directed by Spanish choreographer Nacho Duato.

Since 1991 he has made a multitude of lighting designs for dance, theater, lyric and musical shows in theaters and companies around the world. Lately: Teatro Real (Madrid), Teatre del Liceu (Barcelona), Teatro alla Scala (Milano), Royal Ballet, Komische Oper Berlin, Lyon Opera, Palermo Opera, Basel Ballet, Acosta Danza (Cuba), São Paulo Dance Company, etc.

2022 he won the „Max Award“ (Spanish Theatre Award) for best lighting design for the dance piece CreAccion (Metamorphosis Dance Company in Madrid). For Goyo Montero he has designed the lighting of the choreographies „Asunder“ (2017), „Pulse“ (2018), „Anthem“ (2019), „Llamada“ (2019), and „Bold“ (2023) for the Prix de Lausanne.

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